Murder as a Fine Art Murder as a Fine Art
Thomas and Emily De Quincey

Murder as a Fine Art

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Publisher Description

A brilliant historical mystery series begins: in gaslit Victorian London, writer Thomas De Quincey must become a detective to clear his own name.

Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his memoir Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, is the major suspect in a series of ferocious mass murders identical to ones that terrorized London forty-three years earlier.

The blueprint for the killings seems to be De Quincey's essay On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts. Desperate to clear his name but crippled by opium addiction, De Quincey is aided by his devoted daughter Emily and a pair of determined Scotland Yard detectives.

In Murder as a Fine Art, David Morrell plucks De Quincey, Victorian London, and the Ratcliffe Highway murders from history. Fogbound streets become a battleground between a literary star and a brilliant murderer, whose lives are linked by secrets long buried but never forgotten.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2013
May 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
2.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Katilyn16 ,

The Most Enchanting Book

As a college student, I fell into the category of readers who lost motivation due to forced reading assignments. I found this booked in the trending section of my schools library. From the moment I picked it up I couldn’t put it down. I read with my head down as I walked across campus in case in the words until my professors first. It is hard to find a murder mystery – historical fiction book. (If you know any, please let me know.) The altering perspectives, and the way history is described always have you second-guessing who done it.
While I was delighted to find out, it was the first of a series, my heart breaks at the thought of it remaining a trilogy. This is the kind of book I would have the casing redone so it looks luxury.

Qslqthqsy ,

Superb

I felt like I was in1854

cyclops.eyesonly ,

One of the finest examples of historical fiction in print

This book starts off fast and doesn't let up until the end.

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